A&S Welcomes New Faculty (2022-2023)

Angel Armenta

Angel Armenta

Department of Psychology

Armenta’s research programs investigate violent radicalization toward societal shifts and the enactors of those shifts.

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James Brusuelas

James Brusuelas

Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Brusuelas’ work focuses on Greek and Latin language and literature, Greek history, papyrology, artificial intelligence and the humanities and cultural heritage, mixed reality platforms/applications (holograms) and language learning.

Martin Luther Chan

Martin Luther Chan

Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Chan specializes in Middle Eastern languages, focusing on Hebrew and cognate Semitic languages.

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Ryan Cheng

Ryan Cheng

Department of Chemistry

Cheng’s research focuses on using statistical mechanics, biopolymer theory and machine learning to unravel the mechanistic principles of genome organization and transcriptional regulation.

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Gerónimo Sarmiento Cruz

Gerónimo Sarmiento Cruz

Department of English

Sarmiento Cruz is interested in the overlap of politics and aesthetics, minority writing and U.S. contemporary poetry and on hemispheric approaches to poetics and literature.

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Raymond De Luca

Raymond De Luca

Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Cultures, and Literatures

De Luca works in Russian Studies, Animal Studies and Film Studies.

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Jake Ferguson

Jake Ferguson

Department of Biology

Ferguson works to understand how animal populations interact with their environment and the mechanisms that allow complex ecological systems to persist through time.

Scott Hader

Scott Hader

Department of Mathematics

Hader works with classical Lie groups ("Lee groups"), which is representation theory applied to isometry groups of Euclidean spaces.

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Danielle Herrig

Danielle Herrig

Department of Biology

Herrig’s background is in evolutionary genetics — how a single species diverges to become separate species and how populations respond to environmental changes.

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Ada Johnson-Kanu

Ada Johnson-Kanu

Department of Political Science

Johnson-Kanu looks at comparative politics and political economy, specifically interested in how events (historical and contemporary) shape distributive politics in developing countries and new democracies.

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Jap-Nanak Kaur Makkar

Jap-Nanak Kaur Makkar

Department of English

Makkar reconsiders the relationship between postcolonial fiction and poststructuralism (sometimes called “French theory”) in light of new research on the intellectual networks of the Euro-American academy.

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Erin E. Peters

Erin E. Peters

Department of Chemistry

Peters examines the shapes of atomic nuclei inelastic neutron scattering.

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Rosana Zenil-Ferguson

Rosana Zenil-Ferguson

Department of Biology

Zenil-Ferguson is a statistical evolutionary biologist interested in measuring the strength and speed of the mechanisms that allow for speciation and extinction to happen across the tree of life.